Wescom celebrates opening of 25th branch in SoCal with a location to serve the needs of the local community and UCLA medical students

PASADENA, CA (April 15, 2024) — Wescom Credit Union, one of the largest community credit unions in California, hosted a grand opening event last week, in which the local community was invited to attend, to celebrate the opening of its 25th branch in Southern California. Guests enjoyed free food, meet n’ greet activities, and prizes.

The West LA Branch Grand Opening, which took place on April 4th, welcomed approximately 120 guests including members, local residents, Wescom staff, city officials, board members, and Genevieve Riutort, Westside Food Bank’s President & CEO, who was presented with a $750 donation from the Wescom Foundation.

“Wescom’s West Los Angeles Branch, now our 25th branch, is an opportunity to serve new and existing members in this community,” remarked Adriana Welch, Senior Vice President, Branch Operations at Wescom. “We used to have a branch in this area serving Santa Monica and West LA, so today marks a happy homecoming for the Credit Union, especially given our strong ties with UCLA.”

Wescom has long been the Official Banking Partner of a number of UCLA entities, and as such, Wescom is committed to making a positive impact for the UCLA community at every level. This includes providing competitive and unique financial products and services offered exclusively to Bruins, financial education and wellness, robust access channels such as fee-free ATMs, mobile, and online banking, and philanthropic activities that build better lives on and off campus. In addition to having a full-service branch on the UCLA campus, Wescom’s new West LA Branch – which is situated below UCLA apartment units that are available exclusively to the University’s medical students – makes Wescom particularly convenient to serve their needs.

The newest branch, with new and improved branch design features that better utilize technology, allows for more meaningful interactions. Some of the features include:

  • Tech-forward and open-concept design

  • Offices that offer a private area for consultative conversations

  • New teller pod stations

  • Walk-up ATMs for convenient, quick banking

  • An on-site coin booth

Wescom, with its unwavering focus on member service, looks forward to continued growth throughout the rest of 2024.

About Wescom Credit Union

Since 1934, Wescom Credit Union has been dedicated to helping people throughout California build better lives. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, Wescom has 25 branches and offers advanced digital banking tools to provide essential banking solutions to more than 200,000 members. Benefits include free checking with eStatements, lower loan rates, higher savings yields, reduced fees, and a robust network of branches and ATMs. #WescomKindness is an extension of Wescom Credit Union’s nearly 90-year tradition of serving its community through such programs as The Wescom Foundation – the Credit Union’s employee-run charitable foundation. Wescom is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. For more information, please visit


Audrey Chittick
GRAIL for Wescom Credit Union

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